May 29, 2002


Giving "sudden death game" a new meaning (Harvey Tannenbaum, May 29, 2002, Jewish World Review)
The world continues to focus on whether the LA Lakers will make a last minute come back in the NBA playoffs. Some would call theirs, a "life or death" situation.

It's isn't, of course. At least, not really.

On the other side of the world, in this hamlet in what used to be the desert, the nightly study session (seder) for the 10th and 11th grade boys at the Yeshiva High School here ended about 10: 30 PM last night. Dovid, 14, had just finished his daily Talmud study in the lecture hall. Like virtually all Jewish religious schools, these teens' curriculum includes Bible, ethics, and spirituality; works instructing one to be upright, kind and compassionate.

Some of Dovid's fellow students had missed the regular 8 PM Maariv (evening) communal prayer. Instead of skipping the set recitations--or uttering them privately--the boys decided to convene their own service at their high school.

It may have saved their lives.

There's no conceivable way in which actions like the one described here can be called "freedom fighting". They're just evil. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 29, 2002 12:20 PM
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